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Cover Story - March 21, 2012

Family ties: 'The Descendants' hits close to home for descendant Wil Patterson

by Barbara Wood

When Wilcox Patterson of Portola Valley first read "The Descendants," the book on which the Academy Award-winning movie was based, it was a deja vu experience — the history of main character Matt King seemed an awful lot like the history of Mr. Patterson's own Hawaiian ancestors.

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